PPG Industries' protective and marine coatings (PMC) business won two of the four annual Structure Awards for excellence in coatings projects from The Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC).

The E. Crone Knoy Award recognized PPG's project, the Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, for outstanding achievement in coatings work that demonstrates innovation, durability or utility on a commercial-use structure. The project was selected based on excellence in craftsmanship and execution of work, and use of state-of-the-art techniques such as patented polysiloxane technology to solve problems and provide long-term service. PMC worked with Spensieri Painting to coat the giant observatory, which is part of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center operated by Cornell University under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

The William Johnson Award, recognizing outstanding achievement demonstrating aesthetic merit in industrial coatings work, was presented to PPG for work on the Six Flags Scream Thrill Ride at Six Flags Over Fiesta, San Antonio, TX. Qualities considered include color, gloss or texture, and that coatings on the structure complement the environment while enhancing the structure. PPG worked with Baynum Painting on this amusement-park project.

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